finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily my favorite from the SA winter pack. Pours a deep ruby (read: you can see all the way through if held to the light) with a small light tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and christmas cookie spices. Taste is chocolate malts, cookie spices, and burnt toast. Good semi-thick mouthfeel with a long, leisurely finish. This blew me away when I was new to craft beer, but it isn’t as impressive now. Still, possibly the best of SA’s normal lineup.
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you John! A nice well done porter, wish for a bit less body on this porter but good nonetheless.
geologyguy (1235) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light dark malt smell but of higher alcohol, hoppy flavor all around...front and back...one dimentional dark malt and hops is all there is...bitterness mellows with time...so slightly better then
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Posted from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Thea appearance is a brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, nuts and vanilla. The taste of cocoa, malt and nuts are blended well with the vanilla. An outstanding porter.
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light fruity raisin aroma, white head with nice lacing. Clear coffee color. Malty flavor and balanced hop profile. Clean finish.
Weevo (131) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate and caramel aroma follows thru to taste along with a little nuttiness some carbonation and a bitter chocolate finish. Pours a dark black with tan head. Nice lighter porter, very drinkable.
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Rperez (229) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great porter! Not too heavy and fairly easy to drink, Samuel adams makes very solid beers, they might be big now bit still craft enough
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Cybercat (4744) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent sepia with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises roast malt and hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor comes forth much stronger, presenting roast malt, woody, caramel, chocolate and nutty tones. Mouthfeel features average body but plenty of strong fizz. Happy New Year!
Luvystypotables (1467) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A subdued aroma of chocolate pours a clear color no head. A dry feel without much of a taste. Bitter chocolate finish.
p0rkch0p (59) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If all porters are this light im gonna have to start drinking more. Great for an inexperienced rater like me. Roasted and toasted and so smooth. Nothing overpowering. Great for pre or post meal on a cold day.
bubblehouse (1174) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable but pretty boring overall. Has a bit of a funky aftertaste that was a little off putting.